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Public Health Internship - "Be Healthy Beverly" (Summer/Fall 2022)

A little bit about us... At the Y, we help shape the future of our community through the next generation - teens. As part of a coalition of community programs, the YMCA of the North Shore participates in local initiatives that support youth development. This internship will provide insight into the work of non profit programs in the public health and education sectors. 
On a regular day you will... will gain experience in both the administrative components of grant management and the application and implementation of grant requirements into action, support the Director of Community Programs with the Drug Free Communities and MOAPC grants, work with the Be Healthy Beverly Coalition to reduce youth substance use and access to substances, specifically alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and opioids, attend coalition, workgroup, and community meetings - compile minutes, coalition attendance, and volunteer hours, and attend local training webinars and virtual community meetings. And you will get to experience the culture of the YMCA, working in a non-profit environment, and build your professional network by meeting Executive level leadership and program leaders!

You like to.... Build relationships, make a difference in your community through action and public initiatives, collaborate in a team setting, work directly with youth and teens encouraging positive interactions. You have a passion for social responsibility and helping others.

Someday you may want to...lead community programming to reduce youth substance use, start your own non-profit, become a program director, a political proponent, or an educator.
In conclusion....through a cumulative process of knowledge gained and applied, the intern will provide a minimum of two deliverables by the end of the internship relative to current program needs in web marketing, needs assessment and analysis, social media communication, logic models, or otherwise agreed upon with the Director of Community Programs.

The Details:
  •  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis placement for summer will be made no later than May, 2022. Placements for fall will be made by June 2022.
  • A minimum of 14-16 weeks, one semester or based on school curriculum criteria and availability
  • 20 hours per week minimum, schedule to be determined with Internship Supervisor
  • You will receive a Free YMCA membership for the duration of the internship and discounts on YNS programs and activities
  • This is an unpaid internship

During this internship you will partner with....